Palacios: I Should Have Never Let it Go The Distance

By Ruslan Chikov

Francisco Palacios (20-1, 13 KO) is convinced that he did more than enough to lift the WBC cruiserweight title from champion Krzysztof Włodarczyk (45-2-1, 32 KO). The fight ended in a split decision loss, with the champion retaining his title on Saturday night Poland. Palacios is placing some of the blame on himself, stating that he made the mistake of allowing the fight to go to the scorecards.

"I am convinced that I won the fight. For sure I did more than "Diablo" and I hit him more times than he hit me. In my opinion, I lost no more than three of the twelve rounds. But I should have never left the decision in the hands of judges. I should have closed the fight ahead of time. I am convinced that if the fight took place in Puerto Rico, or on neutral ground - I'd would have won it," Palacios said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 04-04-2011

I thought Palacios won the fight but it really was not all that big of a robbery. Simply because Palacios won by throwing the most punches. However, he was doing little more then beating up the Poles gloves and elbows.…

Comment by arcruz on 04-03-2011

Palacios was robbed plain and simple. He completely outboxed Wlodarczyk and gave him a boxing lesson. He was denied the win because of corrupt judges. Even Wlodarczyk felt that he lost the fight at the end looking at his demeanor,…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 04-03-2011

I said before he needed a ko but this was not close at all thos bum polish fighter threw 1 punch per round and only won 2 rounds the judges are scum the wbc better look into this

Comment by lluisone on 04-03-2011

Palacios man i love you brother...but you're stupid .. how you expect to win a fight for desicion in another was supposed to go for the nocaut o at lease make the champion look really bad :boxing:

Comment by figzuki on 04-03-2011

i want to see this fight now....

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